Top GKToday’s News Headlines – 24 OCTOBER 2019

Here are the top News Headlines of 24 October 2019 for all competitive examinations of India.

National Current Affairs

  • Union Cabinet decides to confer ownership rights to 40 lakh residents of Delhi’s unauthorised colonies
  • approves raising of 2 operational commands for the ITBP, which guards the LAC with China, at Chandigarh and Guwahati
  • International Snow Leopard Day celebrated on October 23
  • Economist Bibek Debroy launches English translations of Hindu mythological texts in Sanskrit – ‘Markendya Purana’ and ‘The Bhagavad Gita’
  • Delhi HC directs Facebook, Google, Twitter to globally remove links to video disparaging Ramdev
  • CBSE, NCERT to launch ‘Tamanna’ (Try And Measure Aptitude And Natural Abilities) aptitude test for Class 9, 10 students

PANCHAYAT AWARDS

  • Minister of Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar conferred the national Panchayat Awards, 2019 in New Delhi
  • 246 Awards were given to awardee Panchayats and States in various categories for their best performance at different levels, including the delivery of services.

Economy & Business Current Affairs

  • BSE Sensex: 39,059 (+95), NSE Nifty 11,604 (+16)
  • relaxes norms for setting up petrol pumps allowing non-oil companies to venture into the business
  • MSPs of rabi crops of 2019-20 hiked: Lentil by Rs 325 per quintal, gram by Rs 255 per quintal and of wheat by Rs 85 per quintal
  • accords ‘Maharatna’ status to PSUs HPCL and Power Grid Corporation, thus giving them greater operational and financial autonomy
  • Govt to merge BSNL, MTNL; unveils Rs 68,751-cr revival package for both loss-making PSUs
  • India improves ranking in Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index from 33rd in 2018 to 32nd in 2019

International Current Affairs

  • Indian President lays foundation stone for Sri Sathya Sai Sanathana Samskruti Project at Sai no Sato, Kakegawa, Japan
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attends Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan

Sports Current Affairs

  • Former India captain Ganguly takes over as 39th President of BCCI for nine months
  • Praveen Kumar becomes the first Indian man to win a Wushu World Championships gold in Shanghai in men’s 48 kg Sanda

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